Magnesium deprivation stops pathogen growth

When pathogens invade the cells, our body combats them using various methods. Researchers at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum have now been able to show how a cellular pump keeps such invading pathogens in check. As the researchers report in “Science”, this pump causes a magnesium shortage, which in turn restricts bacterial growth.

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